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Car Care Tips

Cooling System

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses.A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... Read More

Cool Running in Marion

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... Read More

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Marion auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Iowa.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usually b... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Marion

Marion drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coo... Read More

Engine Hydration for Marion Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Marion, Iowa

The cooling system keeps Iowa vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Marion. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Marion drivers associate with the ... Read More

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:the radiatorthe radiator capthe hosesthe thermostatthe water pumpThe water pump's like the hear... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Marion, Iowa

Marion auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Marion, Iowa, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of yo... Read More

Smart Marion Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Marion drivers to... Read More

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:the radiatorthe radiator capthe hosesthe thermostatthe water pumpThe water pump's like t... Read More

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